by Sean Brown, Mad World
It’s often said that the same people who promote “gay pride” parades and other such events that promote a certain race or lifestyle would get upset should heterosexual or white people hold similar gatherings, even though they claim to be for equality. A series of joke flyers that were placed around an Ohio town has proven what many of us have known to be true.
A spoof flyer was posted around the Columbus area advertising the Straight White Guy Festival to be held at Goodale Park, which is home to the annual Gay Pride Parade. They claim the festival will be held in September, according to 10TV.
The flyer reads:
“Come help us celebrate our enjoyment of being straight white and male.”
This was obviously done as a joke to mock the left’s hypocrisy in their promotion of minority groups at the expense of others.
The head of an organization that pushes same-sex marriage saw the flyers and expressed his discontent in the creator’s humor, even though the fake flyer said “everyone welcome.”
“This kind of thing implies there’s some kind of struggle going on for being a straight white person in Ohio. Straight white people are doing just fine,” said Michael Premo.
He doesn’t think the posters are productive to the push for equality in Columbus.
“I think it detracts from the real problems of Ohio that need to be solved, that are being denied their constitutional rights because of who they are, or who they love. And that’s what we really need to work on and this is just kind of a distraction,” he added.
10TV said they checked with the local government to determine if there had been any permits pulled, and as of this writing there hadn’t been. However some of the residents see the humor in it and believe that everyone can spread their own message.
“I think it’s funny. If they want to do this, great, freedom of expression,” said Cheralyn Elkins.
While it may be true that straight white men don’t face the same struggles as gay people do, the fact that they’re not allowed to celebrate their own sexuality in the same manner out of fear of offending someone is reprehensible. Everyone has the right to be proud of who they are, regardless of the color of their skin or who they choose to have sex with. It’s apparent whoever created this flyer did so to point out the hypocrisy in this debate.
True equality is not achieved by stifling others in order to uplift a minority group. It’s done by treating everybody exactly the same way, even if it means some people may get offended.